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Canon PowerShot A85

alaTest has collected and analyzed 385 reviews of Canon PowerShot A85. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and image quality. The price and performance are also appreciated, whereas the energy efficiency and contrast get less positive opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A85 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot A85

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A85 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the image quality and durability are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good reviews. There are some less positive comments about the viewfinder and screen, and comments are divided on the design.

performance, price, usability, durability, image quality

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot A85

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A85 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the price and portability are overall positive. The performance and image quality are also mentioned favorably. The color and contrast get critical opinions. The low light performance and durability get mixed opinions.

usability, image quality, performance, portability, price

reliability, shutter, exposure, contrast, color

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot G6 Review

 

Successor to the popular PowerShot G5 the new PowerShot G6 was announced on 19th August 2004. At the beginning of the year it became clear that Canon wouldn't be jumping on the six megapixel 1/1.8" CCD bandwagon, instead they were holding off for the...

Good resolution (better in real life than res chart), Punchy color, balanced tone (good shadow detail), Low noise, very low noise reduction / none, About a stop more sensitive than indicated, Good macro performance, Improved lens, much lower fringing...

Shallow angle jaggies affected resolution chart, Low continuous shooting speed with LCD on, USB 1.1 transfer (slow), Heaviest seven megapixel tested, No live view histogram, Limited image parameter adjustment

As the successor to the popular G5 the G6 has a lot to live up to.

Dec, 2004

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot A85

 

In Canon's ever-growing arsenal of consumer-level compact digital cameras, the 4-megapixel Canon PowerShot A85 replaces the popular PowerShot A70.

Good exposure and colors. Strong flash illumination. Offers manual controls. Good battery life with included alkalines.

Images are a bit soft. Daylight shots are grainy in the shadows. Disappointing movie capabilities. You can't save custom settings.

The PowerShot A85 offers plenty of manual control, and battery life from the included four double-A alkaline batteries is good. Serious photographers may not be satisfied with the image quality, which was acceptable but not outstanding for a 4MP model....

Dec, 2004

Expert review by : Aimee Baldridge (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot A85 - digital camera

 

Canon PowerShot A85 - digital camera

Aug, 2004

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Canon PowerShot A85

 

The PowerShot A85 is the 4-megapixel "big brother" of the PowerShot A75 and replaces the Powershot A70, one of the most successful cameras in Canon's seventy year history. The A85 builds on this success by adding new features that make it even easier to u

Bottom line - the Powershot A85 is an excellent choice for anyone who wants an easy-to-use camera that captures high quality pictures and offers the advanced features to capture even more creative images. With an affordable price tag and combination of we

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot A85

 

Continue on to Features & Controls Powershot A85 Specifications Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 4.0 million Image Sensor 1/2.7-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 4.2 million) Lens 5.4 (W) - 16.2 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 35 - 105 mm) f/2.8...

Aug, 2004

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Digital Cameras - Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

 

As I mentioned at the outset, Canon's PowerShot A70 topped the charts in Canon's sales last year, outstripping all other camera models. - And for good reason: The A70 offered a rich set of features and excellent image quality at an attractive price....

Sep, 2004

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Canon PowerShot A85

 

Like the A70 and A75, the PowerShot A85 is has a 3X optical zoom, full manual controls, support for conversion lenses, and more

Excellent value ; Very good photo quality ; Full manual controls ; AF-assist lamp ; Lots of manual controls for a cheap camera ; Support for conversion lenses, underwater case ; Lots of scene modes ; Impressive software package

Cheesy plastic door over CF slot ; LCD doesn't "gain up" in low light ; No rechargeable batteries included ; Movie mode has low frame rate, short recording times

Overall, though, this camera comes just as highly recommended as the other A-series cameras that I've tested. Which one should you buy? The A75 is fine for most people. If you plan on making prints larger than 8 x 10 inches (or like to crop your...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : PC Plus (pcplus.co.uk)

PC Plus review: Canon PowerShot A85

 

You can't expect much from a digital camera that only costs £180 but Canon has cut the more frivolous corners to deliver another excellent compact.

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Aimee Baldridge (cnet.com.au)

Canon PowerShot A85

 

A versatile 4-megapixel compact camera.

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Aimee Baldridge (cnet.com.au)

Canon PowerShot A85 - digital camera

 

Canon PowerShot A85 - digital camera

Aug, 2004

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